Sunday, September 12, 2010

Get Out the Map and Lay your Finger Anywhere Down

The time has come to say goodbye...and to put this lovely little blog to bed. Okay, maybe not so little, but definitely lovely to me. I hope this will help bring it all back when we are old and grey, and also gives Connor a glimpse at her European life. Kirk was very accountant-like and indexed all my entries (below). Of course you can always use the search field, but just in case you are looking for something in particular. I sure would appreciate a comment from you if you have been or are enjoying our blog.

I often felt that Indigo Girls song,
"Get Out the Map, Get Out the Map and Lay your Finger Anywhere Down" playing in my mind abroad. We tackled 34 countries in 18 months with a toddler. And with or without a blog I know I will never forget it. Every day and every detail seems so vivid and magical. I am thankful we took the chance, threw everything up in the air and held onto each other for this wild and crazy ride.

Austria
Strasbourg, Ulm, and Innsbruck - Innsbruck - June 2009 Grossglockner Road, Austria - Grossglockner - June 2009 I Have Confidence in Sunshine - Salzburg - June 2009 Soggy Salzburg - Salzburg - June 2009 Cousin Anna (Vienna Part One) - Vienna - October 2009 Vienna the Beautiful (Vienna Part Two) - Vienna - October 2009
Belgium
Brussels Bus Tour - December 2008 Sisterly Love - Bruges/Westvleteren - January 2009 Let's Watch the Green Balls - Brussels/Lier - February 2009 Musee des Beaux Arts - Brussels - February 2009 Belgian Chocolates, Frites, and Waffles - Brussels - February 2009 City of Lights was the City of Cold - Chimay - February 2009 Leuven Fun - Leuven/Brussels - February 2009 Willinghams in Belgium - Final Chapter - Brussels/Bruges/Westvleteren - February 2009 Antique Toy Museum - Brussels - February 2009 Down the Road to Ghent - Ghent - February 2009 Rain, Costume and Lace - Brussels - February 2009 Happy Carnival from Aalst - Aalst - February 2009 Carnival Continues - in Binche - Binche - February 2009 Victor Horta House - Brussels - February 2009 Cook & Book - Brussels - March 2009 Glimpses of the Terra Cotta Soldiers - Maaseik - March 2009 Museum Night Fever! - Brussels - March 2009 Four Kids, Three Moms, and an Animal Farm - Ferme Nos Pilifs - March 2009 Three Countries & Three Playground Day - Drie Landen Punt - April 2009 A Week of Fun with Brady - Kessel-Lo, Brussels - April 2009 Groot-Bijgaarden - Groot-Bijgaarden - April 2009 Gaasbeek and Hallerbos - Gaasbeek, Hallerbos - April 2009 Going to the Zoo, Zoo, Zoo - How About You? - Antwerp - April 2009 Lazy Saturday in Dinant - Dinant, Rochefort - April 2009 Brussels Basilica - Brussels - April 2009 La Hulpe - La Hulpe - April 2009 Laeken Greenhouses - A Glass City - Brussels - May 2009 Laeken Greenhouses - Behind the Scenes - Brussels - May 2009 Chinese Pavillion and Japanese Museum - Brussels - May 2009 Cat and the Hats - Bruges, Brussels - May 2009 Villers Abbey - Villers-la-Ville - June 2009 Bruges, Revisited - Bruges - June 2009 Saturday Fun with Heather and Troy - Brussels - June 2009 A Day Out in Antwerp - Antwerp - June 2009 The Bednars in Brugge - Bruges, Damme - June 2009 The Brussels Children's Museum - Brussels - June 2009 Namur - Namur - June 2009 Cabot Arrives and Kirk Turns 30 - Brussels, Leuven - June 2009 Knokke - A Day at the Beach - Knokke - July 2009 Battle of Waterloo - Butte de Lion - Waterloo - July 2009 Ghent Festival - Ghent - August 2009 Mini Europe - Brussels - August 2009 Steamy Durbuy - Durbuy - September 2009 Mechelen - Mechelen - October 2009 Parc Paradisio - Mons - October 2009 Orval - Orval - October 2009 Belgium with Addie Lou and Eric - Brussels/Bruges - November 2009 You Gotta Have Visiting Friends - Brussels/Antwerp - November 2009 Ypres - Honoring the Sacrifices Twice - Ypres - November 2009 In her Shoes in Hasselt - Hasselt - November 2009 Cruise the Meuse - Liege - November 2009 Parc Planckendael - Antwerp - November 2009 Magritte Museum - Brussels - January 2010 Last Two Trappist Breweries - Westmalle/Achel - February 2010 Central Africa Museum - Brussels - March 2010 Granger Arrives in Europe - Brussels - March 2010 Comic Strip Museum - Brussels - April 2010 Belgium Duplicity - Wallonia and Flanders - Mons/Tournai/Het Zoute/Knokke/Oostende - April 2010 Floralies of Ghent - September 2010

Bosnia and Herzegovenia Next Up in Croatia: Dubrovnik - Neum - November 2009
Croatia Split, Croatia - Split - November 2009 Next Up in Croatia: Dubrovnik - Dubrovnik - November 2009 The Island of Hvar in Croatia - Hvar/Split - November 2009
Czech Republic Pretty Prague - Prague - July 2009 RIP MJ - Prague - July 2009 Cesky Krumlov - Cesky Krumlov - July 2009 Kutna Hora - Bone Church - Kutna Hora - July 2009 Kirk in Prague - Take Two - Prague - September 2009
Denmark Odense, Stop 1 - Odense - August 2009 The Island of Aero - The Good, Bad, and Beautiful - Aero - August 2009 Aero's Charming Town of Aeroskobing - Aeroskobing - August 2009 All Around Denmark - Svendborg, Roskilde, Hillerod, Helsingor, Humlebæk - August 2009 Anticipating Our Cruise in Copenhagen - Copenhagen - August 2009 Kudos Emerald Princess Staff - Scandinavia Cruise, Copenhagen - August 2009 Fun on the BIG, BIG Boat - Part One - Scandinavia Cruise, Copenhagen - August 2009
England Skipping Through London with a British Accent - London - December 2008 Reid's Weekend in London - London - July 2009 Kirk's Weekend in London - London - July 2009 British Betty - London - July 2009 Granger's London - London - March 2010 Cheerio from England - London/Avebury/Stourton/Lifton (Devon) - May 2010 Cornwall - Penzance/St. Ives - May 2010 Eden and Tintagel - Eden/Tintagel (Cornwall) - May 2010 A Rainy Day in Wells and Tintern Abbey - Glastonbury/Wells - May 2010 Arriving in the Cotswolds - Chipping Campden - May 2010 Blenheim and Warwick - Blenheim/Warwick - June 2010 Easter in the Cotswolds - Chipping Campden - June 2010 Cotswold Farm Park - Cotswolds - June 2010 Ludlow and Chester, England - 1,000 Places to See Before You Die - Ludlow/Chester - June 2010 Ironbridge Gorge - Ironbridge - June 2010 England's Lake District and Hadrian's Wall - Keswick/Hadrian's Wall - June 2010 Travelodge and the Holy Island - Durham/Holy Island - July 2010 Castle Howard - Henderskelfe (Yorkshire) - July 2010 Coming Back to Cambridge - Cambridge/Willingham - July 2010 Loving London One Last Time - London - July 2010
Estonia Terviseks! - Tallinn, Estonia - Tallinn - September 2009
Finland Helsinki - Helsinki - August 2009
France City of Lights was the City of Cold - Paris/Versailles - February 2009 Dancing in the Hall of Mirrors - Versailles - February 2009 Normandy - Honfleur, Mont St. Michel, D-Day Beaches, Lisieux, Rouen - March 2009 The Easter Bunny Found Us in the Loire Valley - Loire Valley, Chartres - April 2009 Cheverny Dogs Eat - Loire Valley, Cheverny - April 2009 An April Easter - Loire Valley - April 2009 Hopelessly Behind, But Hopelessly Devoted - Strasbourg - May 2009 Giverny...At Long Last! - Giverny, Deauville - May 2009 Beautiful Normandy - Bayeux, D-Day Beaches - May 2009 First Impressions of Provence - Luberon Hill towns, Avignon, Pont de Gard, Aix en Provence - May 2009 Mouse, Mousie, and Mouselette - Provence (Mas d'Aigret) - May 2009 Another Great Day or Two in Provence - Les Baux de Provence, Cotes du Rhone, Orange, St. Remy, Arles, Uzes - June 2009 The Marbles in Arles - Arles - June 2009 Strasbourg, Ulm, and Innsbruck - Strasbourg - June 2009 Men Hitting Balls - Paris - June 2009 Off to Gay Par-ee - Paris - June 2009 Pentecost in Paris - Paris - June 2009 Centre Pompidou - Paris - June 2009 Lille - Lille - July 2009 Tour de France - Paris - August 2009 Orangerie Museum in Paris - Paris - August 2009 Reims and Champagne - Reims/Champagne - October 2009 WWI Sites Near Champagne - Verdun/Fleury/Fort de Douaumont - October 2009 Fabulous France (A Day Trip From Le Havre) - Le Havre/Etretat/Route des Abbayes/Amiens - November 2009 Albi and Henri Toulouse-Lautrec - Perpignan/Albi - November 2009 Carcassonne's HORSE-asel - Carcassonne - November 2009 Exploring Alsace - Colmar - November 2009 Chamonix, France - Chamonix - November 2009 The Magic of Disney - Marne-la-Vallée - November 2009 Our Day at Disney Continues - Marne-la-Vallée - December 2009 Disney Lights and Parades - Marne-la-Vallée - December 2009 Disney, The Morning After and Musee D'Orsay - Marne-la-Vallée/Paris - December 2009 Post Christmas Trip, Sunset at Biarritz - Biarritz - January 2010 New Year's Eve in Bordeaux - Bordeaux/St. Emilion - January 2010 Driving the Dordogne - Beynac/Castelnaud/La Roque Gageac/Domme/Vitrac/Montfort/Carsac/La Roque Christophe/Abri du Cap Blanc/Grotte de Font-de-Gaume/Lascaux - January 2010 Rocamadour - Rocamadour - January 2010 Oradour Sur Glane - Oradour Sur Glane - January 2010 Limoges - Limoges - January 2010 Carpet Picnic Parties - Baynac - January 2010 Chateaux on Our Way Home - Fontainebleu/Barbizon/Vaux le Vicomte - January 2010 Nancy and Liechtenstein - Nancy - January 2010 Colmar, Revisited - Colmar - January 2010 Alsace Wines and American Cemeteries - Turckheim/Kayserberg/Riquiwihr/Colmar/St. Avold/Thiaucourt - January 2010 Le Creuset - Fresnoy le Grand - February 2010 Our Burgundy Road Trip, Annecy - Annecy - February 2010 Ants in Her Pants in Lyon - Lyon - February 2010 Beaujolais and Burgundy, France - Collonges-au-Mont-d'Or/Romaneche-Thorins/Cluny/Taize/Brancion/Cote d'Or - February 2010 Day 2 Out in the Burgundy Countryside - Beaune/Chateauneuf-en-Auxois/Flavigny/Alise/Semur/Fontenay Abbey/Vezelay - February 2010 Brittany, France - Part 1, Carnac and the Beach - Caen/Dinan/Carnac/Quiberon - February 2010 Brittany, France - Part 2, Pont-Avon - Pont-Avon - March 2010 Brittany, France - Part 3, Quimper and Dinan - Quimper/Dinan - March 2010 Brittany, France - Part 4, St. Malo and Emerald Coast - St. Malo - March 2010 More American Cemeteries, Brittany and Somme - St. James/Bony - March 2010 Julia's Life in France - Paris - March 2010 Oh My Paris - Paris - March 2010 Hospital Hotel in Paris - Paris - March 2010 Hiking Around Versailles - Versailles - March 2010 Paris Catacombs - Paris - March 2010 Atop Paris - Arc and Eiffel - Paris - March 2010 Chantilly Lace and a Pretty Face - Chantilly - March 2010
Germany The First Travels...Oktoberfest 2008 - Munich/Oktoberfest - September 2008 A Winter Wonderland - Trier - November 2008 Our GREEN Hotel in Berlin - March 2009 Berlin - Berlin, Potsdam - March 2009 Three Countries & Three Playground Day - Drie Landen Punt -April 2009 Double "A" Towns - Maastrict and Aachen - April 2009 Monschau, Germany - Monschau - April 2009 Strasbourg, Ulm, and Innsbruck - Ulm - June 2009 The Other "Burg" Towns: Regensburg, Bamberg, and Nuremberg - Regensburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg - June 2009 Nuremberg in the BLUE Night and Our Enchanting Hotel - Nuremberg - June 2009 Orval - Burg Eltz - October 2009 Mosel Valley - Beilstein/Cochem/Traben-Trarbach - October 2009 Oktoberfest 2009 - Munich - November 2009 Bathing in Baden-Baden - Baden-Baden - November 2009 Tick Tock the Clock Museum - Furtwangen - November 2009 Exploring Alsace - Freiburg - November 2009 Cologne Christmas Markets - Cologne - December 2009 The Romantic Rhine River - Bacharach/St. Goar - February 2010 Munich and Amsterdam with Granger - Munich/Andechs - March 2010 Munich Museums - Munich - March 2010 Never a Dull Moment - Munich - March 2010 Mercedes Museum in Stuttgart - Stuttgart/Heidelberg - March 2010
Gibraltar Gibraltar and Algeciras - Gibraltar - July 2009
Greece Athens and the Acropolis - Athens - May 2009 Santorini - Santorini (Oia, Fira) - May 2009 Moon Up There - Santorini - May 2009 Crete - Crete (Georgiopoulis, Arkahdi, Kournas) - May 2009 Crete Continued - Crete (Knossos, Georgiopoulis, Lassithi Plateau) - May 2009 It's Greek to Me - Athens - May 2009 Check Your GPS Before Athens - Athens - May 2009 Ancient Delphi and Corinth - Delphi, Osios Loukas, Epidaurus, Corinth, Athens - May 2009 Let's Go to the Hotel - Athens - May 2009
Hungary
Where in the World Are You Stranded? - Budapest - April 2010 There's No Place Like Home - Budapest - April 2010 Settling in to Hungary - the Danube Bend - Lake Balaton/Szentendre/Visegrad/Esztergom - Aguust 2010 Urban Vibe in Budapest - Budapest - August 2010 Hungarian Thermal Baths - Budapest - August 2010 Hungarian Ballet from a Box Seat! - Budapest - September 2010 Communist Statues in Budapest - Rachekeve/Budapest - September 2010 Dramatic Departure from Budapest - Budapest - September 2010
Ireland Looking for Leprechauns - Blarney/Kenmare/Ring of Kerry/Kinsale/Cliffs of Mohr/The Burren - February 2009 Downpour in Dublin - Dublin - June 2009 My Goodness, My Guiness - Dublin - June 2009 Kilmainham Gaol (Jail) - Dublin - June 2009
Italy Lovely Lake Como (Italy), Happy New Year! - Varenna/Bellagio/Verona/Milan/Bergamo - January 2009 Hiking Cinque Terre with a Two Year Old on Our Backs - Monterosso, Riomaggiore, Manarolo, Corniglia, Vernazza - June 2009 Culture in Milan - Milan - June 2009 Under the Sicilian Sun - Part One - Monreale/Palermo/Milazzo/Lipari/Vulcano - July 2009 Father's Day in Sicily - Part Two - Siracusa/Taormina/Agrigento - July 2009 Realmont, Sicily - Realmont - July 2009 Paradiso - Palazzo Adriano (Sicily) - July 2009 We arrived in Tuscany -Fiume Grave/Greve in Chianti/Panzano - November 2009 Renaissance Men and Women in Florence - Florence - November 2009 Sienna and San Gimignano - Sienna/San Gimignano - November 2009 Eastern Hill Towns of Tuscany - Castellini in Chianti/Arezzo/Cortona/Montepulciano/Montalcino/Pienza - November 2009 Last Stop, Lucca - Lucca - November 2009 Rome and the Potty - Rome - November 2009 Roman Romance - Rome - November 2009 24 Hours in Sardinia - Su Nuraxi/Cagliari/Costa Smeralda/Saccargia/Alghero - January 2010 The Bologna in Bolognese - Bologna - March 2010 Ravenna's Stunning Mosaics - Ravenna - March 2010 Gubbio - My New Italian Favorite - Gubbio - March 2010 Urbino and San Marino - Urbino - April 2010 The Churches of Padua - Padua - April 2010 Vincenza - Vincenza - April 2010 Piglet in Parma - Parma - April 2010 Ferrari Factory -Modena - April 2010
Liechtenstein Nancy and Liechtenstein - Liechtenstein - January 2010
Luxembourg A Winter Wonderland - Vianden - November 2008 Luxembourg City - Luxembourg City/Ettelbruck/Valley of the Seven Castles - October 2009
Morocco Morocco and a Ferry to Africa - Tangiers - July 2009
The Netherlands Sisterly Love - Amsterdam - January 2009 Noah Built an Ark-y Ark-y! - Schagen -March 2009 Three Countries & Three Playground Day - Vaals, Drie Landen Punt - April 2009 Double "A" Towns - Maastrict and Aachen - April 2009 Polish Pottery - Utrecht - April 2009 Keukenhof - Keukenhof, Noordwijk, Haarlem - May 2009 Saturday Fun with Heather and Troy - Amsterdam - June 2009 Cheesy Fun in Gouda - Gouda - July 2009 Kinderdijk Windmills - Kinderdijk - July 2009 Rotterdam, Holland - Rotterdam - July 2009 Volendam and Marken Island - Volendam/Marken Island - October 2009 Alkmaar Cheese Market - Alkmaar - October 2009 Middleburg and the Delta Works - Middleburg/Zeeland - December 2009 Christmas Caves in Valkenburg - Valkenburg - December 2009 Ropyal Delft - Delft - January 2010 Skating on the Canals - Delft/Amsterdam - January 2010 Van Gogh Museum - Amsterdam - January 2010 Amsterdam with Kiddos - Amsterdam - January 2010 Den Haag (The Hague) - The Hague - January 2010 Munich and Amsterdam with Granger - Amsterdam - March 2010 Rabbit Hill via Utrecht - Utrecht/Rabbit Hill - April 2010 Rabbit Hill - Hopping all Around - Rabbit Hill - April 2010 The Bunnies at Rabbit Hill - Rabbit Hill - April 2010 My Favorite Thing at Bunny Hill - Rabbit Hill - April 2010 Brady's Matchbox Car at Kroller Muller Museum - Otterlo - April 2010 BFFs, Brady and Connor - Rabbit Hill - April 2010
Norway Fun on the Big, Big Boat - Part Two - Scandinavia Cruise/Oslo - September 2009 Oslo, The Beginning - Oslo - September 2009 Vigeland Park in Oslo - Oslo - September 2009 Norway in a Nutshell - Oslo/Myrdal/Flam/Gudvangen/Voss/Bergen - September 2009 Bergen, Norway - Bergen - September 2009 The Sun Came Out in Oslo - Oslo - September 2009
Poland An A+ Arrival in Krakow - Krakow - March 2009 Auschwitz - Auschwitz/Berkenau - March 2009 Krakow, Poland - Krakow - March 2009 Gdansk, Poland - Gdynia/Gdansk - September 2009 What a Place, Warsaw - Warsaw - December 2009 Show-PAN is Chopin - Warsaw - December 2009 Intercontinental in Warsaw - Warsaw - December 2009
Portugal Settling In! - Lisbon/Sintra/Porto - November 2008 Bring on the Sunny Algarve Adrenaline - Estremoz/Evora/Sagres - April 2010 Algarve Hotel, Memmo Baleeira - Sagres - April 2010 Lagos in the Algarve - Lagos - April 2010 The End of the Earth, Algarve - Salema/Sagres/Cape Vincent - April 2010 Lisbon Revisited - Lisbon - April 2010
Romania Back in Time in Romania - Cluj/Gura Humorlui - July 2010 Painted Monasteries of Moldavia, Romania - Gura Humorlui/Voronet - July 2010 Sighisoara, Romania - Sighisoara/Bran - July 2010 Brasov, Romania - Brasov - July 2010
Russia Cruise Critic - Scandinavia Cruise, St. Petersburg - August 2009 St. Petersburg, Here We Are - St. Petersburg/Peterhof/Tsarskoye Selo - September 2009 St. Petersburg, Revisited - St. Petersburg - September 2009 Church on the Spilled Blood - St. Petersburg - September 2009 The Hermitage - St. Petersburg - September 2009
San Marino Urbino and San Marino - San Marino - April 2010
Slovakia Bratislava - Bratislava - October 2009
Slovenia "Feeling Love" in Bled Slovenia - Bled - August 2010 Julian Alps and the Soca Valley - Triglav/Vrsic/Kobarid - August 2010 Postojna Caves and Ljubljana - Postojna/Predjama/Ljubljana/Ptuj - August 2010
Spain Settling In! - Santiago de Compostella - November 2008 Magical Mallorca! Bon Nadal! - December 2008 Under the Big Top in the Bull Fighting Ring - Madrid - Madrid/Toledo - January 2009 We're BA-ACK! - Andalucia (highlights) - July 2009 Sevilla and the Summertime - Sevilla - July 2009 Flamenco and Bulls - Sevilla - July 2009 Laughter in Sevilla - Sevilla - July 2009 Cordoba - Cordoba - July 2009 Granada and the Alhambra - Granada - July 2009 Gibraltar and Algeciras - Algeciras - July 2009 Horses and Arcos de la Frontera - Jerez/Arcos de la Frontera - July 2009 Adios Amigos - Andalucia - July 2009 Leon, Spain - Leon - December 2009 Salamanca, Spain - Salamanca - December 2009 The Spanish Bull by the Roadside - Salamanca - December 2009 Avila and Segovia - Avila/Segovia - December 2009 El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen - El Escorial - December 2009 So Happy Together - Playing in Madrid - Madrid - December 2009 Madrid's High Fashion - Madrid - December 2009 Puerto del Sol and the Fat One - Madrid - December 2009 The Prado and Centro de Arte Reina Sofia - Madrid - December 2009 Retiro Park - Madrid - December 2009 Burrowing Deeper into Basque Country - Altamira and Bilbao, Spain - Altamira/Bilbau - January 2010 San Sebastian - San Sebastian - January 2010 Dali Day - His Home - Port Lligat/Roses - April 2010 Dali Theatre in Figueres - Figueres - April 2010 National Art Museum of Catalonia - Barcelona - April 2010 Parc Guell Barcelona - Barcelona - April 2010 Sagrada Familia - Barcelona - April 2010 Picasso Museum in Barcelona - Barcelona - April 2010 The Mountains of Montserrat, Spain - Montserrat - April 2010 Girona, Spain - Girona - April 2010 Basking in the Canary Island Sun - Lanzarote, Canary Islands - May 2010 Canary Island Landscape - Lanzarote, Canary Islands - May 2010 Volcanoes and the Beach - Lanzarote - Lanzarote, Canary Islands - May 2010 Our Little Dancing Queen at the Lanzarote Kids Club - Lanzarote, Canary Islands - May 2010 Beach Bums in Lanzarote - Lanzarote, Canary Islands - May 2010
Sweden Sweden Stop - Stockholm - August 2009 Stockholm's City Hall and the Nobel Prize - Stockholm - August 2009
Switzerland Lovely Lake Como (Italy), Happy New Year! - Basel - January 2009 A Few Hours in Geneva - Geneva - November 2009 Zurch, A Rich Town of Jewels and Lingerie - Zurich - January 2010
Turkey A Three Day Flight, But We Are Still Smiling - Istanbul - April 2009 First Impressions of Istanbul - April 2009 Turkey, First Day of Touring - Istanbul - April 2009 Touring Istanbul - Day 2 - April 2009 Only Davidson - Istanbul - April 2009 Ephesus, Izmir, Kusadasi - April 2009
Vatican City Rome and the Potty - Vatican City - November 2009 Roman Romance - Vatican City - November 2009
Wales A Rainy Day in Wells and Tintern Abbey - Glastonbury/Wells - May 2010 Now that's a Castle, Northern Wales - Caernarfon/Conwy/Beddgelert/Snowdonia - June 2010 Portmeirion in Wales - Portmeirion - June 2010 Bodnant Garden in Wales - Conwy - June 2010
Life In Brussels/Friends Getting Started - October 2008 Settling In! - November 2008 Healthcare Abroad - November 2008 A Winter Wonderland - November 2008 Celery, Celery, Celery - November 2008 A Gobble, Gobble Here and a Gobble, Gobble There - November 2008 My Life as a Stay at Home Mom - Who Would Believe it?!?! - January 2009 TGIF! - January 2009 Sour Cream and Salt - January 2009 Rose Colored Glasses - February 2009 Helpful HINTS - February 2009 Graffiti and the Clouds - February 2009 Priceless IKEA - An Indoor Playground - February 2009 The Bubble Man - February 2009 Let's Make Music - February 2009 That's Entertainment - February 2009 Weather Flip Flop - March 2009 The Day I Took the BIG Stroller on the Bus - March 2009 The Great Haircut Swap - March 2009 Signs of Spring - March 2009 Rose Ceremony at the Grocery Store - March 2009 Ernst & Young - March 2009 Sunshine on Avenue Louise - March 2009 The Luck of the Irish - March 2009 Health Insurance Abroad - March 2009 Playing in the Park - March 2009 Elusive "Total" Gas Stations - March 2009 Glass - March 2009 The Belgian Gauntlet - March 2009 Ring, Ring, Ring - March 2009 Umbrellas and Coats - March 2009 I Wouldn't Be a Good Belgian Expat if I Didn't Write About It - March 2009 Bowling Balls - March 2009 Sucre Sale - March 2009 Belgian Kids Consignment Sales - March 2009 Mexican in Brussels - April 2009 Womens Club Group - April 2009 Road Construction - April 2009 Another BCT Playgroup, Chez Nous - April 2009 Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B - April 2009 Let the Sunshine In - April 2009 European Picnics on the Bathroom Floor - April 2009 Go With All Your Heart - April 2009 Beer Glasses - April 2009 Bye Bye Julia, Bye Bye August - April 2009 Happy Earth Day - April 2009 Street Musicians - April 2009 Craft Night and Moody Photography - April 2009 Momma Roma's Pizza and the Best Fries in Brussels - April 2009 E&Y Global Exchange Photography Competition - May 2009 Snuggling in Our European Beds - May 2009 Chatelain Market Day - May 2009 Kirk's Latest Craft - June 2009 Do Over - June 2009 Spring Flowers in Summer - June 2009 Mountain of Laundry - June 2009 Friday Night Game Night - June 2009 Market Milestone - June 2009 Cabot Arrives and Kirk Turns 30 - June 2009 A Darn Hot Day in the Life - July 2009 To Make You Miss Brussels - July 2009 Sales and Vacations - July 2009 Wooden Sculpture Near Parliament - August 2009 Saturday Morning in Brussels - August 2009 Brussels Beach - Bruxelles les Bains - August 2009 Musical Play Date - August 2009 Sainte Catherine - August 2009 Bee Bopping Around Our Town - August 2009 Room for a Toilet - August 2009 Mr. Manneken Pis - August 2009 There's No Place Like "Home" - August 2009 The Toast of Tennis - New York - September 2009 Dimanche Sans Voiture - September 2009 Harvest Moon, One Year Later (September 22) - September 2009 La Rentree - September 2009 Helping Daddy Work - October 2009 Picnic in the Abbey de la Cambre - October 2009 Roller Parade - October 2009 Milk Protest - October 2009 The Little Things - October 2009 Being "Belgium'd" - October 2009 BCT Fashion Show - October 2009 AWCB Halloween Party - October 2009 Happy Birthday Brady (Pottery Painting) - October 2009 The Biggest Book Fair Ever - October 2009 Greatfully Watching a Pot of Water Boil - October 2009 Happy Hour at the Royal Park - October 2009 Trick or Treat in Waterloo - November 2009 The Ryanair Shuffle - November 2009 Merci Pompiers - November 2009 Advice for a Hovering Mom - November 2009 Baby Disco - November 2009 Karen's Fun Fall Stage - November 2009 A Truck Unloads - November 2009 Making Quiches AWCB Style - November 2009 Look at the MP Now! - November 2009 Gobble, Gobble Turkey Day - November 2009 Neuhaus Chocolate Factory - November 2009 Brussels Circus - December 2009 St. Nick Night - December 2009 Santa Spotting at AWCB - December 2009 Plaisirs D'Hiver 2009 - December 2009 December 16, 1944 - Battle of the Buldge - December 2009 Europalia - December 2009 Snowflakes - December 2009 Parallel Parking - December 2009 Am I Lovin' It? European McDonald's - January 2010 Kirk's Christmas Present to Me - January 2010 Here We Go Round the Merry Go Round, More Plaisirs D'Hiver - January 2010 House Demolition - January 2010 Technopolis - January 2010 Profit from Pee? - January 2010 My Crafty Friends - January 2010 Our Favorite Rest Stop - January 2010 Good Gracious the Groceries - January 2010 Antwerp January Sales - February 2010 One Man's Trash... - February 2010 Art Museums and Toddlers - February 2010 Snow Days and Indoor Fun - February 2010 Chinese New Year on the Street Where We Live - February 2010 Star Gazing - February 2010 Snow, Show, and Joe - February 2010 Valentine's Projects - February 2010 Etterbeek Pool - March 2010 Oscar Night! During the Day! - March 2010 Pothole Protest - March 2010 BFFs, Brady and Connor - April 2010 Belgium Duplicity - Wallonia and Flanders - April 2010 Passion Play Tickets For Sale, Sat May 22 - April 2010 Where in the World Are You Stranded? - April 2010 Out on the Town, Au Revoir Brussels - April 2010 There's No Place Like Home - April 2010 My Goodness Our Move - April 2010 Going Away Party - April 2010 French Markets - September 2010 Kirk's Guy Outings - September 2010
Family Yummy Trees - January 2009 We'll Be Home for Christmas! (We Hope!) - January 2009 Our Epiphany - January 2009 20 Months and Counting! - January 2009 Green and Big Muh-Muh - January 2009 Missing You! - January 2009 Please, Thank You, and Amen - January 2009 Proud to Be An American - January 2009 A Comb and A Brush, and A Bow! (Not a Bowl Full of Mush) - January 2009 Connor's Favorite New Swing - January 2009 Hungry, Hungry Hippo - January 2009 Crib Camp Out - January 2009 Sisterly Love - January 2009 Counting to 10 - February 2009 Oh No! Elmo - February 2009 Spaghetti Smiles - February 2009 Davis is Off to Tina - February 2009 Travel Intervention - February 2009 Ode to Oscar - February 2009 Wildcats and Sunday School - February 2009 Sticky - February 2009 Aging Play Dough - February 2009 Hugs and Kisses from Connor - March 2009 Gymboree Bubbles-Another Shout Out - March 2009 After-Nap Heads - March 2009 Forming Cathedrals - March 2009 Don't Try This at Home - March 2009 How-How's Sweater - March 2009 Old MacDonald's Jungle? - March 2009 Elbow Grease, Strawberries, and Frozen Pizza - March 2009 Daily Pickup - March 2009 Home Again, Home Again, Jiggety Jig - March 2009 Prayers for Robin Waldon - March 2009 Toddler Travel - March 2009 Connor and Her Doh-Doh - March 2009 Happy "Bird-Day" Charlie - March 2009 Stick Out Those Lips - March 2009 Where are you Green Muh-Muh? - March 2009 Update on Uncle Robin - March 2009 Kirk's Haircut - March 2009 Recent Recipes - March 2009 Choo Choo! - March 2009 Potty Training? - March 2009 Um, Connor? - March 2009 Sleepless in Belgium - March 2009 Splish, Splash, I Love Taking a Bath - March 2009 Jen Gets Married - March 2009 Weekend Cleanup - March 2009 It's Not Green Muh-Muh, But... - March 2009 Go Tarheels - March 2009 Tights and Laundry - March 2009 Opening Doors - March 2009 Daylight Savings - March 2009 Mine! Mine! Mine! - March 2009 Getting Dressed, Diapered, and Out the Door - April 2009 Imagination at Work - April 2009 Imaginary Conversations - April 2009 Pomegranates - April 2009 Somersaults in Bed - April 2009 I Bet You Think This Song is About You - April 2009 Cheerios - April 2009 Dress Up - April 2009 Tunnel! - April 2009 Bananas Are Back - April 2009 Welcome Back BOB! - April 2009 Frozen Peas and Corn - April 2009 Hold You? - April 2009 Pitiful at the Playground - April 2009 Frog and Pig - April 2009 Lullaby and Goodnight, Go to Sleep Mommy - May 2009 I Like It!! - May 2009 Moon Up There - Santorini - May 2009 Tickle My Toes and Brush My Hair - May 2009 New Words Spilling Out Everywhere - May 2009 No Shoes Off - May 2009 Kiss the Boo Boo - May 2009 Happy Birthday to You! - May 2009 So Tired - June 2009 Out Little Monkey - June 2009 My Mom the Artist! - June 2009 Connor's Newest Words - June 2009 What Does a Quarter Buy? - June 2009 Chillin in the Back Seat - June 2009 Have a Good Day! - June 2009 Ro-Ros Refill - June 2009 See Connor on the Movie - June 2009 The Toys in Our House - June 2009 Watching My Daughter Learn - July 2009 Babies, Babies, Everywhere - July 2009 Fourth of July - July 2009 A Cactus Says Ouch - July 2009 Yellow and Green IKEA Cans - July 2009 Baby Legs - July 2009 Plain Pasta - July 2009 It Was Inevitable...One Shoe - July 2009 Biting the Ice Cream Cone - July 2009 Breaking Out of Potty Prison - July 2009 Epposumondas - July 2009 Mother May I? - July 2009 A Sixth Sense - July 2009 Anna, Anna, Bo Banna - July 2009 I'm in the Rain - July 2009 Books, Books, Books - July 2009 Magna Doodle and CROISSANT - July 2009 Inside Fun - August 2009 I Wonder Where She Gets it From - August 2009 Our Little Disney Princess - August 2009 Getting Dressed is Getting Old - August 2009 You're So Vain - August 2009 Put Pocketing - What a Concept - August 2009 Oh the Places You'll Go and the People You'll See - September 2009 The GREATEST Great Grandparents - September 2009 Eating and Shopping in the USA - September 2009 National Noodle Day - October 2009 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall - November 2009 Potty Time - Take Two - November 2009 The Books on Our Nightstand - November 2009 Feet Up Riding in the Car - November 2009 Giving Thanks - November 2009 I Want to Make This - December 2009 P.S. Another Thing I Hope to Do - December 2009 Gingerbread Houses and Me - January 2010 2010 - January 2010 Sitting with Santa - January 2010 Christmas Morning Grandmother Snuggles - January 2010 We Three Kings of Orient Are - January 2010 Rosy Cheeks - January 2010 First Hircut - At Age Two and a Half - January 2010 To Aunt How-How's House We Go - January 2010 Christmas Cookie Cheer - January 2010 Willingham Christmas Drumroll - January 2010 Roseberry Christmas Drumroll - January 2010 Ho! Ho! Ho! Christmas Day - January 2010 Flying First Class - January 2010 The Legacy of Miep Gies and Anne Frank - January 2010 Why Haiti? - January 2010 Two Elmos in Our House - January 2010 Homesickness and Holiday Greetings - January 2010 Woof! Woof! - February 2010 Celebrating Random Holidays in the BRRR Cold - February 2010 You're NOT on a Break Anymore Mommy! - February 2010 Annie - March 2010 Connor Funnies - March 2010 Shoo Shoo Here Comes Connor - March 2010 Prayers for Poland - April 2010 Expat Travel Tips - September 2010

5 comments:

Sues said...

I have absolutely adored this blog. You lived the dream I have had for my family, and I feel like I got to grasp a slice of it vicariously through you. Thank you SO MUCH!!!

Jen_runs said...

Thank you for sharing your journey with us! I have loved following it & living vicariously through you guys!

Hope you are settling into life in the States. I look forward to catching up with you guys when we are next in the same hemisphere! xx

julie said...

I love every word, every picture and every post. Whenever we are ready to travel, I will always check your blog first! Please keep in touch and the best of luck to you and your beautiful family on your next adventure.

Sara said...

Thank you, Reid, for taking the time to write and make your blog open for others to see! It has been aninspiration for Jason and me. I love looking at your entries for ideas for our family. Please tell Kirk a huge thankyou for the index! What an amazing resource for us over the next two years. It was a pleasure meeting you the brief times our paths crossed in Brussels. All the best for your upcoming adventures back in the US and if you ever want to hop back over to Belgium, you are always welcome to stay with us!

BelgiumBound said...

Thanks for sharing all the details of your life abroad! What an amazing experience you all have had with a little blondie running around exploring the world. So glad you took the time to document it!

Hope the States are treating you well and you're settling in. We'll have to meet up sometime soon!